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Ed.S. in Leadership in Mathematics Education

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Are you a classroom teacher seeking to improve your instructional skills and expand your influence in this specialized field? We can help you develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics required at the elementary and middle school level. Regent’s Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership in Mathematics Education prepares you to become a school-based K-8 math specialist. Grow your teaching career in this high-demand area as you also influence improvement in school mathematics programs. Here’s your chance to help students develop core knowledge of math processes and disciplines as you fulfill the requirements for a Virginia Mathematics Specialist endorsement.

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June 17, 2024
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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Capitalize on a higher salary with your Ed.S. degree.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER PATH

Take your career to the next level with exciting leadership opportunities.

MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Impact the lives of students while building a strong reputation as a mathematics education leader. Presented from a Christian worldview, this specialty degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also been ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Our graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 900 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004. Experience the Regent difference through the Ed.S. in Leadership in Mathematics Education program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s bachelor’s in education programs are awarded full national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2030.

On completing this Ed.S. concentration, the graduate can:

  • Effectively explain number systems, geometry, statistics, algebra, and discrete math.
  • Understand curriculum & technology trends to help students process and retain critical math skills.
  • Develop coaching and leadership skills to assist both high- and low-achieving students.

Career Opportunities

  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Mathematics Consultant
  • Mathematics Tutor
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Teacher/Professor
$97Thousand
Median annual wage for education administrators, postsecondary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021
Essential characteristics, skills, and dispositions needed to maintain effective math education leadership roles in K-8 schools. In-depth review of national and state mathematics standards. On-site professional development models discussed with primary emphasis on the Content-Focused Coaching model by Lucy West. Cross-listed with EADM 547.
Field-based experience to develop and demonstrate skills for carrying out effective mathematics coaching in K-8 schools. Review of literature on best practices and case studies, and self-critique of videotaped coaching sessions. Prerequisite: All program coursework. Cross-listed with EADM 548.
Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services for Education.
Discusses big picture mathematics curricular design ideas, including history of mathematics curriculum, development of national and state standards, curriculum frameworks, and implementation of effective practices including instructional technologies into K-8 schools. Reviews recent developments, research, and theoretical foundations of curricular concepts and practices in mathematics. Cross-listed with MATH 540.
Historical numeration systems, base systems, representing numbers, combining numbers, relationships among numbers, and the nature of large and small numbers. Includes children’s thinking, how they learn this basic mathematics, their problem-solving strategies, and how they construct their understandings of the base ten number system and arithmetic. Cross-listed with MATH 541.
Mathematical reasoning and geometric ideas through the study of topics in Euclidean geometry and measurement. Provides an appreciation for topics in other geometries such as non-Euclidean, fractal, and computational. Includes evaluating geometric thinking in grades K-8 using the van Hiele model of geometric thought. Cross-listed with MATH 542.
The mathematical underpinnings of algebra: patterns, variables, and functions. Includes modeling and interpreting graphs of linear and nonlinear functions (quadratic, polynomial, and exponential growth and decay) as well as analyzing, interpreting, and assessing children’s algebraic thinking in both written and oral communication. Cross-listed with MATH 544.
Basic number strands in fractions and rational numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions as identified in K-8 national and state standards. Includes interpretation, computation, and estimation to develop rational number concepts, skills, and proportional reasoning. Cross-listed with MATH 549.
Counting (i.e., combinatorics), probabilistic structures, data analysis, and reasoning. Includes common misconceptions in children’s learning, and K-8 classroom applications to meet national and state standards. Includes interpreting children’s probabilistic thinking, understanding how they learn these concepts and how to help build problem-solving strategies. Cross-listed with MATH 551.
With an emphasis on learning characteristics that can make mathematics difficult for diverse learners, this course discusses barriers to learning mathematics; research-based instructional strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners; creation of accessible learning opportunities; differentiation of mathematics instruction; and methods for designing and analyzing formative and summative assessments. Cross-listed with MATH 556.
A culminating experience for Mathematics Specialists that includes providing evidence, in the form of an electronic portfolio, that critical program competencies have been met. Students also self-reflect on their learning experiences and teaching philosophy. Pre-requisite: All program coursework. Cross-listed with MATH 598.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5656$3,390
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8003$2,400
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8003$2,400

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5659$5,085
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8009$7,200
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8006$4,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5656$3,390
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8003$2,400
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8003$2,400

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5659$5,085
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8009$7,200
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8006$4,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Licensure Requirements

Must hold a valid Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state and have taught for a minimum of three years in which the teaching of mathematics was an important area of responsibility.

“The Virginia Beach City Public Schools cohort of ESL teachers in training was the perfect platform in which to study and learn. Upon completion of my last TESOL class, I was blessed with the opportunity to join the ESL staff of VBCPS. The amazing faculty of Regent's TESOL department helped make it possible.”

Altina Suber, M.Ed., 2015 Teacher

“I was equipped with the critical thinking skills I needed to strategically implement and assess fresh and creative ways to approach instruction and learning. I received consistent encouragement from my professors and cohort to push beyond my personal best in research and daily practice.”

Alicia Langley, M.Ed., 2012 TESOL

“Looking back, I can take almost every single facet of my daily work and tie it to my training at Regent. ”

Thomas "Randy" Brunk, M.Ed., 1989 Head of School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

“There’s an atmosphere of excellence at Regent.”

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D., 2008 K-12 School Leadership

“Regent University taught me how to be a servant leader when it comes to reaching children. I've learned to not just teach students, but to serve them according to what they need.”

Anthony Swann, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, 2014 5th Grade Teacher, Rocky Mount Elementary